Sore Vidosic no guarantee to start

Western Sydney Wanderers marquee man Dario Vidosic admits he’s pulled up sore following 80 minutes in the derby and is no guarantee to start against Perth Glory on Sunday.

The 28-year-old attacking midfielder has been restricted to four appearances off the bench since signing with Wanderers after an acrimonious exit from Swiss club FC Sion last month.

Vidosic suffered an undiagnosed posterior cruciate ligament earlier in the year, which left him playing catch-up upon his arrival at Parramatta Stadium.

The 23-time Socceroo got an unplanned 80 minutes against Sydney FC on Saturday after an early hamstring injury to Romeo Castelen.

“I feel like it’s taken me a bit longer to recover which is a bit normal after the first game and coming on when you’ve had no warm-up,” Vidosic told FourFourTwo.

“I was happy to get through it. It was good to get that longer run especially in an intense derby.

“Now it’s all about recovering and getting the body right.”

Wanderers are bottom of the table after three games with one point and desperately need their marquee man firing.

However, the former FC Nurnberg man said there were no guarantees about starting against Glory at Parramatta Stadium on Sunday.

“The coaches will decide on that. They’ve monitored me throughout the week,” he said.

“I have felt the body a bit more this week, but that’s normal. I’m doing the best I can to recover as quick as I can.”

Brendon Santalab is available again for Wanderers after a pre-season quad injury and replaces Castelen in the squad, with Kearyn Baccus included as well.

Glory have promoted ex-Wanderers defender Antony Golec and Jamal Reiners, with two players to be omitted from their squad.